In the past I have suggested Futurlec was a good place to get PICs, other chips and parts you can't find in your local electronics store. Yes, they have great prices, and banned shipping anywhere, but my last order has been a complete disaster and they now ignore my emails completely.banned online
I ordered six "High Quality P.C.B. Mounting 6.5mm Jack" and four "6.5mm Stereo Plug to 3.5mm Stereo Socket" (among other things). The first package arrived weeks late, and was missing the jacks, although I was charged for them. After emailing, I was told they would send replacements. Weeks later, the replacements came, but only two, not six, and they weren't the "high quality" ones with chrome mounting nut, just the banned plastic variety. I emailed again, I got a new package which contained four more sockets, still the banned plastic variety, and one even slightly different, with a gold ring at the end.
After I emailed to complain again, I was completely ignored.
I then discover the stereo adapters, while having a 6.5mm stereo plug, actually have a 3.5mm MONO socket! This was causing me so much grief as I was trying to work out why the line in on my Audigy sound card was only recording mono! Again, my complaints have been ignored completely.
I really wish I could keep using Futurlec, as they really do have banned parts that I can't get cheaper elsewhere, and every other order I made with them was great, but on principle I won't deal with them ever again.